Ukrainian firefighters found an adorable puppy when searching through rubble from a war-torn street, and now he’s the mascot of the fire station!

According to the State Emergency Service (SES) Facebook, the puppy was found when emergency personnel was searching through rubble after shelling devastated the Kyiv district of Kharkiv.

The rescue pup named Bayraktar but affectionately called “Bai,” is a white fluffy four-legged friend who has become the mascot of the station. Bai is paid for his mascot duties through sausages and goodies. Bai loves to nibble on rescue boots and is always looking forward to the various goodies he will be paid in. The SES said that the new “fire department employee has significantly increased in height and weight in two months.”

Bai is especially good at guarding the objects that are given to him, and when the combat team has to leave for a call, Bai escorts them out with a bark and gladly welcomes them when they return. Bai has brought smiles to the station in this devastating time for the country.

So many innocent lives have been lost, countless volunteers are helping to rescue animals all over the country, and many people are staying behind to help feed hundreds of refugees every day. The impact of the Russian invasion has been devastating for the environment and the global food supply and has even caused mass animal deaths like these dolphins in the Black Sea. Activists all around the world are standing for the people of Ukraine and demanding an end to this war.

Sign this petition to stand with Ukraine and check out 10 Ways to Help People and Animals in Ukraine!

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